Breakfast in Italy

Want breakfast in Italy?

Adjust your expectations!

Ask three Italians to define “breakfast” and you’ll probably get three different answers that look something like this: An espresso on the run. A cappuccino and a cornetto. Cereal, fruit and a cup of tea.

Cappuccino and Cornetto – An Italian Breakfast

Ask three more Italians the same question and you run the danger of three more answers.

In a nutshell, there’s no definitive answer, expect this: In Italy breakfast is not a big deal. For most people it’s an espresso or cappuccino and a snack to kick-start the day, make it to a mid-morning espresso and then to lunch – the first hot and substantial meal of the day.

So, if you’re heading for Italy and doing the B&B thing, as opposed to the hotel thing, be prepared for some interesting interpretations of “breakfast”!

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